Date / Time : Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.
Place : Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon
SINGING & DANCING FOR NATION BUILDING
Lorraine Music Academy and LAMP Trust hosted “COME INDIA SING JANA GANA MANA – A Musical Evening in Honour of India on Republic Day” on Monday 26th January 2015 at Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon.
Our 66th Republic Day was celebrated with high spirit, energy and emotion of patriotism. 170 children and youth aged 4 years to 25 years from across the National Capital Region of Delhi sang and danced to folk, patriotic and nation-building songs with a spirit of excellence.
Aubrey Aloysius, founder of the Lorraine Music Academy and the LAMP Trust, and Chairman of the National Patriotic Project, gave a highly motivational and inspirational speech. The audience of 300+ Children, Youth & Adults together read out the Preamble of the Constitution of India as a pledge to build the Nation of India together as citizens of India. Aubrey also touched upon the three points in the vision of Mahatma Gandhi, for the India of his dreams. He touched upon the need to focus and include the poor in nation building, his emphasis on cleanliness being next to godliness, and the need to focus on the welfare of our women and their equal rights. Aubrey also spoke about the three great initiatives towards this direction by the recent launch of the “Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana”, the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign.
The show began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the distinguished Guests and members of the community from across the National Capital Region and from other States.
GUESTS OF HONOUR:
Col. Pratap Singh, Chairman, CCA School then addressed the audience and shared his encouraging experiences from his life’s journies and important values picked up from childhood.
The concert began with a bang with the singing of “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” by Vandita Swami, student of CCA School, followed by students of Lorraine Music Academy singing a song with tri-colour kites held high titled “Let’s Go Fly A Kite, Up To The Highest Heights”. Lorraine Fiona Aloysius played the Piano while she sang along with the children the famous Bengali Folk Song “Dhitang Dhitang Bole” (a call to Nation Building by farmers) and a Konkani Song from Karnataka “Sanjaya Cha Vellar” (our country is beautiful, may God bless our country). Various patriotic & folk song & dance performances from states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Mizoram among others were put up by CCA School, Amity International School, Suncity World School, Pathways World School, Manav Rachna International School, Ridge Valley School, Scottish High International School and Euro International School. Some of the songs included “Lakshya”, “Janmabhoomi Meri Pyari Janmabhoomi”, “Vande Mataram”, “Tu Hi Bharosa”, “Chanda Suraj Lakhon Taare”, “Janani Janma Bhoomi” among others. The Youth Choir of Lorraine Music Academy touched the hearts of people by singing a spiritual song “You Raised Me Up So I Can Stand On Mountains”.